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Whatever Happened To Social Clubs?

  MLC reader – James Higa, DDS – sent me the following email:   Rodney,   I was in a social club in the 1975-1976 time period.  I went to UH then to dental school.  When I returned to Hawaii in 1985 and asked my high school aged patients what social club they belonged to, they had no idea what social clubs were.  I was so shocked to find out that something so prevalent disappeared so quickly. ... read more

The Wrestling Ring and MEETING Johnny Barend

MLCers, I have a treat for you!  Today we have a guest blogger.  Jim T. emailed me this cool story and I wanted to share it with all of you.  But first, a big MAHALO to Jim for being a guest blogger.  Here’s a little bit about the author:   I am a native Hilo boy, now transplanted on the mainland.  I am actually second generation kamaaina haole (I consider myself as Caucasian by race and Hawaiian by... read more

Oshogatsu Memories

Long time blog reader @Sally posted this beautiful write up on her Facebook page.  I just had to ask her if I could post it here on MLC as anyone growing up in Hawaii can relate to it.  Thank you for sharing this @Sally!   Picture courtesy of sally   Growing up, our house was “that” house. The one with the complete spread of every traditional and meaningful oshogatsu food and every uncle,... read more

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Tree)

I’m rerunning a post from November 2008 when we had a guest blogger – Paula! A Charlie Brown Christmas (Tree) Before After Last week, I went to the Kaheka Don Quijote because I knew they had Christmas trees for sale already.  I wasn’t looking to buy a tree; I just wanted to smell them.  As I walked through the area enjoying the intoxicating fragrance, I noticed the conspicuous absence of the... read more

Do You Remember… Truckman

Today we have a guest blogger – please welcome Craig M. Ha’o   Aloha Friends and Kamaaina.   I grew up in Kaimuki, mauka of the freeway and on a cul de sac street that led to the Waialae Drive In. Twice a week, a mobile grocer in his truck..who we affectionately called “Truckman” as kids would toot his horn a few times and park his old refrigerated work-truck that I think was from... read more

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